New Arrivals · Poetry

October 2, 2015
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Conflict resolution for holy beings : poems

October 1, 2015
Harjo, Joy.
New York : W. W. Norton & Company, [2015]
xvi, 139 pages ; 22cm

The night before Christmas

September 30, 2015
Moore, Clement Clarke, 1779-1863.
New York : Orchard Books, [2015]
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 29 cm
"A funny, over-the-top new spin on the classic Christmas poem! A hysterical new version of "The Night Before Christmas"! David Ercolini's over-the-top illustrations will have readers saying, "Ho! Ho! Ho!" Creatures of all shapes and all sizes will be stirring with laughter in this overly decked out, Christmas-splendored illustrated picture book! Ercolini breathes new life into an unrivaled classic with his vibrant illustrations featuring fun, accessible scenes of holiday mayhem and spirited cheer. It's THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS as you've never seen it before!"-- Provided by publisher.

Impossible bottle : poems

September 30, 2015
Emerson, Claudia, 1957-2014, author.
Baton Rouge : Louisiana State University Press, [2015]
x, 65 pages ; 24 cm.

Erratic facts : poems

September 30, 2015
Ryan, Kay, author.
New York : Grove Press, [2015]
64 pages ; 22 cm

A swarm of bees in high court

September 29, 2015
Foster, Tonya, 1966-
Brooklyn, NY : Belladonna, 2015.
i, 125 pages : 1 color illustration ; 19 x 22 cm
"Distributed to the trade by Small Press Distribution"--T.p. verso.

US (a.)

September 29, 2015
Williams, Saul, author.
New York : Gallery Books/MTV Books, 2015.
257 pages : illustration ; 18 cm

I must be living twice : new and selected poems, 1975-2014

September 28, 2015
Myles, Eileen.
New York, NY : Ecco, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2015]
xii, 356 pages ; 24 cm

Notes on the assemblage

September 25, 2015
Herrera, Juan Felipe, author.
San Francisco, CA : City Lights Books, [2015]
103 pages ; 19 cm

For a better world : poems and drawings on peace and justice by Greater Cincinnati artists.

September 23, 2015
[Cincinnati, Ohio] : Ghosn Publishing, 2004-
v. : ill. ; 28 cm.
Editor and organizer: Saad Ghosn.

The theater of war : what ancient Greek tragedies can teach us today

September 22, 2015
Doerries, Bryan, author.
New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2015.
284 pages ; 21 cm
Learning through suffering -- PTSD is from BC -- American Ajax -- Prometheus in solitary -- Heracles in hospice.

Wild hundreds

September 22, 2015
Marshall, Nate, author.
viii, 69 pages ; 23 cm
Wild Hundreds is a long love song to Chicago. The book celebrates the people, culture, and places often left out of the civic discourse and the travel guides. Wild Hundreds is a book that displays the beauty of black survival and mourns the tragedy of black death.

Robinson Jeffers : poet and prophet

September 21, 2015
Karman, James, author.
xi, 245 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Wild honey -- Tides of fire -- The whirlwind's heart -- Eagle and hawk.

On Elizabeth Bishop

September 17, 2015
Tóibín, Colm, 1955- author.
209 pages ; 20 cm.
No detail too small -- One of me -- In the village -- The art of losing -- Nature greets our eyes -- Order and disorder in Key West -- The escape from history -- Grief and reason -- The little that we get for free -- Art isn't worth that much -- The Bartók bird -- Efforts of affection -- North Atlantic light.
"In this book, novelist Colm Tóibín offers a deeply personal introduction to the work and life of one of his most important literary influences--the American poet Elizabeth Bishop. Ranging across her poetry, prose, letters, and biography, Tóibín creates a vivid picture of Bishop while also revealing how her work has helped shape his sensibility as a novelist and how her experiences of loss and exile resonate with his own. What emerges is a compelling double portrait that will intrigue readers interested in both Bishop and Tóibín"-- Jacket.

Divinity school

September 15, 2015
Rabins, Alicia Jo, author.
xii, 66 pages ; 24 cm
Introduction by C.D. Wright.
"Winner of The APR/Honickman First Book Prize."
"A wide-ranging exploration of spirituality, sex, travel, food, holy texts, and coming of age. Poet Alicia Jo Rabins brings a searing eye for surreal beauty in everyday life with a deep knowledge of wisdom literature, and creates a modern manual for living, a fearless investigation of how we learn to live in a human body both prism and flesh."--Publisher's description.

Writing across the landscape : travel journals 1960/2010

September 11, 2015
Ferlinghetti, Lawrence.
xxiii, 464 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm

The best American poetry.

September 10, 2015
New York, N.Y. : Collier Books,
v. ; 22 cm.
Imprint varies: 1999-<2015> published by Scribner Poetry.

Prodigal : new and selected poems, 1976-2014

September 10, 2015
Gregerson, Linda, author.
x, 229 pages ; 23 cm
Ten new poems introduce Prodigal, followed by fifty poems, culled from Gregerson's five collections, that range broadly in subject from class in America to our world's ravaged environment to the wonders of parenthood to the intersection of science and art to the passion of the Roman gods, and beyond.

Shirt in heaven

September 3, 2015
Valentine, Jean.
Port Townsend, Washington : Copper Canyon Press, [2015]
ix, 67 pages ; 19 cm
Luna moth -- Friend -- Threshold -- Then had we well put to, without form, without text.

All that you've seen here is God : new versions of four Greek tragedies : Ajax, Philoctetes, and Women of Trachis by Sophocles & Prometheus bound by Aeschylus

September 2, 2015
Sophocles, author.
New York : Vintage Books, a division of Penguin Random House LLC, 2015.
xiv, 464 pages ; 21 cm
Ajax / Sophocles -- Philoctetes / Sophocles -- Prometheus bound / Aeschylus -- Women of Trachis / Sophocles.

Drought-Adapted Vine : poems

September 2, 2015
Revell, Donald, 1954-
Farmington, ME : Alice James Books, [2015]
75 pages ; 22 cm
"Revell pushes boundaries between words and music, transcending our current notion of beauty and innocence. Personal memory, the visionary, the eccentric, and the divine intertwine between networks of stories that connect past and present through paint strokes, composition and pastoral lyric. Pure of heart poems lie down in a vibrant field of paradox, basking gratefully in the sun of unknowing"-- Provided by publisher.

The keeper of limits : the Mrs. Cavendish poems

September 2, 2015
Dunn, Stephen, 1939-
Louisville, Kentucky. : Sarabande Books, [2015]
31 pages ; 23 cm.

The nerve of it : poems new and selected

August 28, 2015
Emanuel, Lynn, 1949- author.
xi, 105 pages ; 23 cm
"I have linked poems from different books and periods, and I have also arranged a series of collisions among some of them. I have ignored chronology, placing new poems beside old, mixing middle and early poems with recent work, and liberating all my poems from the restraints of their particular histories, both aesthetic and autobiographical. I hope you will read this as though I have, in fact, composed a new book"--Page xi.

Reconnaissance : [poems]

August 27, 2015
Phillips, Carl, 1959-
New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2015.
52 pages ; 22 cm
Subtitle from jacket.
"A powerful, inventive collection from one of America's most respected poets -- There's a trembling inside the both of us, there's a trembling, inside us both. The territory of Reconnaissance is one where morals threaten to become merely "what the light falls through," "suffering [seems] in fact for nothing," and "all we do is maybe all we can do." In the face of this, Carl Phillips, reconsidering and unraveling what we think we know, maps out the contours of a world in revision, where truth lies captured at one moment and at the next goes free, transformed. These are poems of searing beauty, lit by hope and shadowed by it, from a poet whose work "reinstates the possibility of finding meaning in a world that is forever ready to revoke the sources of meaning in our lives" (Jonathan Farmer, Slate)"-- Provided by publisher.

Double jinx : poems

August 24, 2015
Reddy, Nancy, 1982-
Minneapolis, MN : Milkweed Editions, 2015.
79 pages ; 22 cm

Roll deep : poems

August 18, 2015
Jackson, Major, 1968-
New York : W.W. Norton & Company, [2015]
93 pages ; 22 cm

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